Boy with Dyslexia and ADHD in Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

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This book begins with Percy Jackson, a 12 year old boy with dyslexia and ADHD, as he began to suspect that his life was not what it seems when his class took a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and his teacher, Mrs. Dodds transformed into one of the three Furies of Greek legend and attacked him. Percy's Latin teacher, Mr. Brunner, threw him a magic sword named Anaklusmos, or Riptide, and killed her. When Percy came out from the battle, nobody remembered Mrs. Dodds and his best friend Grover Underwood began to act strangely, saying cryptic comments about Percy being in danger. Percy’s home life was far from perfect. He struggled to understand why his mother, who obviously loved him, took such pains to send him away every year to a different boarding school. When Percy and his mother went for a weekend retreat to the beach, their time together was interrupted by a storm and a horrible wailing in the middle of the night. Grover appeared at their door and revealed himself as a satyr. He has been keeping an eye on Percy until Percy was old enough to attend Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for training demigods. Grover told Percy that monstrous forces were now after him and they had no choice but to flee to Camp Half Blood. On the way, they were attacked by the Minotaur. Percy defeated it, but not until it knocked out Grover and squeezed Percy’s mother until she disappeared in a shower of gold. Heartbroken and assuming his mother was dead; Percy pulled Grover to safety
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